SPORT CLUB SPOTLIGHT | with Ben Hamilton

SPORT CLUB SPOTLIGHT | with Ben Hamilton

SPORT CLUB SPOTLIGHT | with Ben Hamilton 150 150 The Flyer Magazine

With the growth in the popularity of the sport worldwide (and it is a sport, despite the non-believers), cries of “Super Darts!” and “Game Shot!” can be heard from afar every Tuesday night in the Queenstown Darts Club’s new home; the Queenstown Bowling Club, Queenstown Gardens.A little background on the club. It’s been around since July 2015, when as few as five players turned up to play on a casual Tuesday night, totally unaware that in another couple of years time they would successfully host one of the major NZ Pro Tour events in the Queenstown Memorial Hall for three years running.Players like Cody Harris and Haupai Puha (DPNZ #1) have played in the tournament during the past few years, scheduled to continue in March 2020. Throughout the year, the club runs a number of pairs tournaments to build on the membership of the club. This year’s calendar includes the “Super Saturday” tournaments where 20-25 spots go on a first come, first served basis. The club is run by a committee of four members who put in the time and effort that it takes to run regular club nights and monthly competitions. A special mention should go to John Yates and Adam Nagy, both pioneers of the club. Their vision led to Phil Taylor (arguably the greatest darts player the world has ever seen) visiting little old Queenstown. Those of us that played him that night, can consider ourselves lucky to be on the list of the many to be beaten by the great man.If you love the darts and are interested in becoming a Queenstown Darts Club member, you can email [email protected] or find us on Facebook. The club runs every Tuesday, registration begins at 6:30pm and entry is $5.

Bring your arrows or just turn up. The club caters for all levels, from beginner to expert. Hope to see you there!